Sometimes when a fictional character becomes so popular, it's hard for the actor find different kinds of roles after. Being typecast is a scary idea for some stars, because once you've played a certain kind of role for so long, no one can see you as anything else. But Kit Harington from Game of Thrones is adamant on not letting that happen to him.
Harington's Jon Snow has without a doubt found his way on to the list of the greatest protagonists in fantasy TV and movies, with the likes of Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, and even Luke Skywalker. After playing Jon Snow for a decade, where do you go from there? Harington knows exactly his plan: to avoid characters like him at all costs.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Harington admitted he's stepping away from characters like his Game of Thrones role for a while. "I don't want to try and repeat Jon Snow," Harington said. So what does he want to play next?
"Maybe something slightly lighter," Harington added. "[Game of Thrones is] a very heavy, heavy show, heavy role. So something which is a bit lighter, a bit funnier maybe. Other than that, I don't really know."
Harington has expressed in the past that leaving his GoT character is bittersweet, so while he gets to explore other roles, he's still sentimental about the character that shot him to fame.
We'll get to see how things turn out for Jon in the series finale of Game of Thrones this Sunday.